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The new 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil game is here. Is your financial knowledge ready for a workout?
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Canada’s Peter Pig’s Money Counter

NEW Canada’s Peter Pig’s Money Counter
Learning about money is fun with Peter Pig. Kids can practice identifying, counting and saving money while learning fun facts about Canadian currency with this interactive educational game.
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Free Lesson Plans
Give your students a deeper understanding of money management with curriculum offered by Choices & Decisions: Taking charge of your financial life™.
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Consumer Privacy

Why is privacy an important issue in the information age? Financial companies share information for many reasons: to offer you more services, to introduce new products and to profit from the information they have about you. In fact, you've probably been receiving privacy notices from banks and other financial companies. These notices explain:

  • What personal financial information the company collects;
  • Whether the company intends to share your personal financial information with other companies;
  • What you can do if the company intends to share your personal financial information, to limit to some of that sharing; and
  • How the company protects your personal financial information.

Why is information privacy a sensitive issue?

  • Information is a very valuable resource!
  • Access to information in our society today offers many benefits to consumers, but also poses a potential threat to our privacy.

What types of information is available?

  • Demographic information (Canadian Census)
  • Telephone directories
  • Birth, marriage, and divorce records
  • Voter registration records
  • Campaign contributions
  • Driver's licenses/vehicle registrations
  • Licenses and permits (hunting, fishing, etc.)
  • Legal information (judgments, bankruptcies, real estate titles, etc.)

Private Databases for legitimate purposes only:

  • Employment information
  • Credit reports
  • Tax information (Canada Revenue Agency)
  • Criminal records
  • Social service records (Social Assistance, etc.)
  • School records
  • Medical records
  • Amending/correcting records

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